The List: Get Ready for Early Fall with The Best New Men’s Style Shopping Picks

Proof Strong Shirt | Huckberry

Looking toward fall with gear like the Proof Strong Shirt, one of the best men’s shirts of the moment.

Is it hard to believe we’re starting to prepare in earnest for early fall with today’s edition of The List? We’ll be celebrating the best of the best new men’s gear from brands you know and love, as always, but with a bit of a different focus. As opposed to covering summer style essentials, we’re going a bit heavier and leaning into all the rugged men’s gear you can use starting now, and then on into the months ahead.

On the docket? Only the best fall style picks from brands you know and love, starting with the Proof Strong Shirt as seen above, and carrying right on through to picks from Filson, Todd Snyder, Buck Mason and more. Read on and gear up, my friends.

Proof Strong Shirt — $128

A durable, classic chambray shirt made from performance fabric.

Every guy, yourself included, needs one of the best chambray shirts in his closet this fall. This one happens to be made from a Japanese CORDURA chambray fabric that blends comfort and performance. It’s one of the best shirts for men right now, easily.

Todd Snyder Indigo Slub Jersey Long-Sleeve Pocket T-shirt — $78

The coolest long-sleeve tee on the market.

There’s a reason Todd Snyder keeps popping up on the blog, and it’s because he makes some of the best American menswear (and the best T-shirts) around. This indigo T-shirt is the perfect fall base layer.
Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boots — $329
Product image for Copper Rough And Tough

Getting the best men’s boots is as easy as picking up these.

This certainly won’t be the last time you read about Red Wing boots on the blog this fall. These rugged leather boots are iconic, classic and so easy to wear.
American Trench Mil-Spec Sport Socks — $42.50 (4-Pack)
Mil-Spec Sport Socks with Silver – American Trench

You can’t go wrong with some of the best men’s socks on the market — period.

American Trench socks are, for me, the stuff of legend. They’re the exceedingly rare pair of American-made socks, as the name would imply, and they go great with your favorite leather boots. I also love the Mil-Spec Sport Socks in particular — a perfect everyday sock.
Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt in Roped Indigo — $125
The Jack in Roped Indigo - Classic Men's Clothing | TS…

Another stylish, rugged men’s shirt from Taylor Stitch.

If you peruse the pages of this site, you know San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch, and more specifically, the classic, easy-to-wear Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt. This classic men’s shirt gets an update via rich indigo fabric. Layer it over your Todd Snyder tee if you feel so inclined.
Huron Big Three Kit — $38
The Big 3, Skincare Set - Body & Face Wash, Face Lotion | Huron

A new trio of must-have men’s grooming picks.

No matter the time of year, you’ve got to have the best men’s grooming essentials in your medicine cabinet. That’s where Huron, a recently launched men’s grooming brand out of NYC, comes into play. They focus on clean formulas and high-quality ingredients, and they’re also a rare American-made grooming brand. Add in cool packaging designs, revitalizing grooming kits designed to soften and clean your skin, and a cruelty-free approach, and you’ve got one of the best grooming brands for men out there.
Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket — $240 
Flint and Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Huckberry

One of the best rugged men’s jackets out there, no doubt.

If you’ve read the blog over the years, you know and love the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. It’s durable, it’s rugged, it’s a modern classic for the modern man, and now this Flint and Tinder waxed jacket comes in eight colors.
Richer Poorer Terry Trousers — $78
Richer Poorer Terry Trousers

Cut like dress pants, but with the feel of sweatpants.

Richer Poorer is a recent addition to the Huckberry lineup, one worth checking out. They make some of the best basics for men, including these casual hybrid trousers to wear as you work from home on breezy fall days (we’re going to be doing this for a while, trust me).
Matador SEG42 One Bag Travel Duffel — $190

The perfect getaway bag for your next weekend adventure this early fall.

For getting out of town on a socially distanced trip, the best everyday carry gear is the right way to go (literally). This durable travel duffel has plenty of space for all your necessities to spend time in the great outdoors, yet is compact enough to go anywhere.
Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt — $85
Buck Mason Faded Black Brushed Loopback Hooded Sweatshirt

This is the cozy, casual sweatshirt for late summer and early fall.

Close out summer under the stars and on cool mornings this early fall with one of the best men’s hoodies via Buck Mason. It really is as simple as that, my friends.
MWC G10 Military Watch — $79.16
MWC G10 Military Watch - Olive

One of the toughest watches for fall adventures.

As we head into early fall, you need one of the best men’s watches on your wrist. If that rugged watch so happens to be a military-inspired timepiece with tough specs to match, that’s all the better. Snag it via Cool Material now.
Filson Canvas Work Shirt — $145

Layer up for fall with this tough Filson workshirt.

Speaking of rugged men’s gear for early fall, well, have I got just the thing for you. Filson has long made the best workshirts for men, and this hard-wearing canvas offering is no different. Throw it on alongside a military-inspired timepiece and Red Wing boots
5.11 Tactical Edge Chinos — $59.99

Dependable chinos to take you from point A to point B (and beyond) this fall.

For those among us who value performance-ready functionality and on-the-go durability — especially when it comes to the best men’s chinos — there’s 5.11 Tactical. These rugged chinos blend comfortable, movement-minded fabric with versatile, all-day styling potential — that makes them some of the best men’s pants.
Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote — $235
Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote - 28L | Huckberry

A dependable everyday bag that pulls no punches.

Talk about one of the best everyday bags, right? Mission Workshop gets it right with this rugged hybrid tote bag designed to hold 28 liters of gear & EDC essentials.
Proof 72-Hour Merino Long-Sleeve Henley — $98
Proof 72-Hour Merino LS Henley |

An easy pick-up if you need one of the best men’s henleys (which you do).

Shell out a bit of extra cash for one of the best henleys for men, a fall adventure-minded performance henley made with merino fabric in a variety of cool colors.
Bespoke Post Scout Box — $45 (When You Sign Up for Bespoke Post)
Box Archive | Bespoke Post

A set of must-have everyday carry gear for an affordable price.

For years, we’ve talked about Bespoke Post Boxes here on the blog (as in this post!). It’s a monthy subscription box service that offers your pick of tons of different types of men’s gear, new each month. Among archival Bespoke Post Boxes, the Bespoke Post Scout Box features all the EDC essentials you need for fall, from a durable flask to a handsome leather wallet.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones — $199 
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones

An undeniably cool pair of sytlish Bluetooth headphones.

As I’ve spent plenty of time lately over the past few months working from home (as we all have!), I’ve been on the hunt for some of the best wireless headphones — and not just any old pair, either. Stylish wireless headphones made from premium materials are the only way to go for me, and I couldn’t be happier to have had the chance to test out the stunning Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones.
Designed in New York City, these are some of the coolest headphones I’ve ever seen, with crystal-clear sound, too. You’ll see plenty of them on the blog in the future.
Jack Black Age Defying Booster Pack — $68
Jack Black Age-Defying Booster Pack™

A trio of easy-to-use grooming essentials to keep your skin fresh this fall.

Let’s keep the good times rolling with the best men’s grooming essentials from Jack Black. The Age Defying Booster Pack adds nothing but quality to your daily routine.
Mott and Bow Connor Heavy Cable Crew — $225

A seriously cool, vintage-inspired fisherman sweater for your transition into fall.

What we haven’t talked about today is one of the best fall sweaters for men, but this rugged cable crewneck sweater from the makers of your favorite jeans is here to change all of that.
Myles Apparel Tour Pants in Sage — $118
If you want the best pants for men for any season (starting in late summer and heading into fall), you’re going to want to check out the Myles Apparel Tour Pants. Made with hard-wearing woven stretch twill fabric, these rugged men’s pants are cut to move with you and feature a water-repellent finish, plus stain and wrinkle-resistant capability. Plus, you can use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off your first purchase. 
FRYE Bowery Light Lace-Up Boots — $298
FRYE Bowery Light Boots

You might not find a better pair of leather boots out there.

The best way to continue to get ready for fall? With lightweight leather boots that deliver plenty of durability and classic style.
United By Blue Soft SoftHemp Denim Workshirt — $60
Men's River Denim Work Shirt | United By Blue

A rugged workshirt for men made from sustainable fabric.

Another essential layer you need for fall — a rugged denim workshirt for early fall from the sustainably minded United By Blue team. Just add your Flint and Tinder waxed jacket  and call it good for a day of yard work or adventures.
Ibex 24-Hour Long-Sleeve Crew — $98
Ibex 24 Hour Long Sleeve Crew

A lightweight merino T-shirt that’s one of the best base layers for fall.

Reap the benefits of a stylish merino T-shirt, one that’s sweat-wicking and anti-microbial, as the perfect base layer for early fall and beyond. Ibex does it right.
Hurley Vedder Washed Long-Sleeve Flannel — $55
ANTHRACITE

An easygoing, cool flannel shirt for fall.

Let’s wrap this thing up in style — with the aptly named, expertly faded Vedder Flannel Shirt from Hurley. Throw on this stylish flannel shirt on a chilly fall morning, then throw on some vinyl and put on a pot of coffee. Bingo.
That’s going to do it for today’s list of the best new men’s gear. Do you have a favorite, one that you’re going to instantly add to your shopping cart? For me, it’s always a tough  call, but you can’t go wrong with, say, the Myles Apparel Tour Pants if you want rugged style and comfort on the trail or the road this fall. It’s also tough to pass up one of the best workshirts for men from Filson — maybe pair the two together? Of course, you know not to sleep on the Taylor Stitch Jack Shirt or the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket. Either way, whichever picks you go with, feel free to let me know on Twitter. As always, cheers to you!

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The List: Here Are 20 of Your Favorite New Men’s Gear Picks This Week

The best new everyday carry kit? You be the judge of that.

My friends, if you’re in need of the best new men’s gear, from new EDC essentials (as seen above from Raen + The James Brand) to a new Bespoke Post box, then you’re going to like today’s edition of The List. Early February can be a grind as we plow through the season with winter style essentials, but rest assured, the going gets easier — if you have the best men’s style picks, that is. In fact, I rounded up 20 of my favorite new style picks. Yes, 20! And after today, you sure will have a list of your own. Read on to find out  more, and be sure to give me a look on Twitter and Instagram if you like what you see. Cheers!

Raen Optics + The James Brand Everyday Carry Kit — $275

Two crucial additions to your everyday carry, guaranteed.

If it’s a new set of EDC essentials you seek — and seriously, we could all use an everyday carry upgrade in the new year — then the new Raen Optics + The James Brand EDC Kit is the way to go. This EDC kit features your new favorite sunglasses (which will come in handy even during winter!) and it also features the Elko pocket knife from The James Brand. In short, it’s the EDC upgrade you need ASAP.

Bespoke Post Polished Box — $45 (When Signing Up for Bespoke Post)

All the right essentials for the best shoe shine ever.

I mentioned earlier that we’d cover a new Bespoke Post box, and here it is in all its glory. Finding the best shoe polishing kit can be a bit of a taxing search, but Bespoke Post does it right with some of the best gear to shine your shoes. Seriously, it could be downright fun now.
Duke Cannon “El Cuatro” 4-Count Variety Pack — $25 

Four of the best soaps from Duke Cannon to upgrade your winter grooming.

Upgrading your winter grooming essentials just got easier, thanks to this four-pack of outstanding soaps (in large, oversized bars) from Duke Cannon. Seriously, I’m a big fan of the brand — this is some of the best soap I’ve tried.
Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber — $495

The best new bomber jacket you need now? Quite possibly.

Is there ever a bad time to consider getting a classic bomber jacket? Especially the Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber Jacket? Given that you can layer it now over your favorite crewneck sweater, then keep it handy to wear with a classic white T-shirt come spring, there’s no time like the present to buy your new bomber jacket.

ANIAN Melton Wool Shirt — $189

A rugged flannel shirt fit for winter.

Along with winter grooming essentials and a new EDC kit, you should also consider adding a rugged winter shirt to your shopping list. Specifically, a tough wool overshirt from ANIAN — it looks to be one of the best new flannel shirts you can layer, and layer you should (with your favorite henley, of course).
Mott and Bow Hooper Crewneck Sweatshirt — $89

Classically rugged and stylish from Mott and Bow.

Yes indeed, the hits keep coming, as this isn’t the first time you’ve read about this stylish crewneck sweatshirt on the blog. Mott and Bow, purveyors of some of the best men’s denim around, are making a rugged crewneck sweatshirt to wear in all your casual style pursuits this winter. Preferably, pair it with some Mott and Bow denim, will ya?
Astorflex Contflex Boots — $165

Rugged winter boots to dress up or dress down.

There are regular boots, and then there are the best men’s boots — or rather, the best men’s dress boots, we should say. The Astorflex Contflex Boots fit the bill if you want rugged boots that work with everything from your favorite chinos to more casual blue denim, and they do so in style.
Timex Q Timex Watch — $180

A vintage-inspired timepiece that simply gets the job done — well-done, Timex.

One of the best things being done by Timex? The relaunch of cool archival watches like the Timex Q Watch, a seriously sharp and affordable men’s watch that looks great when worn with anything (including the aforementioned Astorflex Contflex Boots). It’s perhaps the best new watch to buy now.
Faherty Brand Sconset Crew — $148

The understated-yet-stylish sweater you need in your life.

Before we go any further, know that a classic cashmere sweater can be the secret style weapon you didn’t know you needed. Wearable over a crisp white Oxford shirt or a long-sleeve crew, the Faherty Brand Sconset Crew is understated, classic & stylish — the perfect winter sweater, in short.
HELM Boots Zind Brown Leather Boots — $350

Some of the toughest leather boots for winter, easily.

What’s one thing you need to complement, say, the perfect winter sweater? Why, rugged leather boots, of course. And where are going to get some of the best leather boots for your hard-earned cash? The answer, my friends, is HELM Boots. Simple as that! Plus, as I’ve said in the past, you can get $50 off your first pair of boots, plus free shipping. Cheers!
Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover — $148

The best new pullover to layer with winter could be this one.

Let’s keep talking about the best men’s sweaters here, shall we? In short, for both casual weekend style and as the perfect travel layer, the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover delivers the goods, and then some.
SYMBOL Audio AERO LP Storage Cabinet — $3,040

The ultimate in home audio equipment and storage.

Yes indeed, we’ve previously featured SYMBOL Audio on the blog … are the brand’s outstanding home audio wares expensive? Heck yes. Is this the coolest LP storage cabinet I’ve ever seen? Also, yes.
Western Rise Evolution Pants — $149

Durable, dependable, ready for travel and whatever’s next.

When a pair of pants gets voted the best men’s travel pants, you stop and pay attention. If you want the perfect pair of pants for a winter getaway, consider adding the Western Rise Evolution Pants, made with remarkable nylon Suplex fabric, to your wardrobe. Acceptable pairings include with the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover (wink, nudge).
Faherty Brand Slub Cotton Henley — $98

No finer henley than this classic men’s henley from Faherty Brand.

Yes, we’ve got more of the best new menswear from Faherty Brand. In this case, we’re talking about one of the most rugged men’s henleys your money can buy, and a perfect layer underneath the Taylor Stitch Pack Pullover.
Duke Cannon “Moderate Self-Improvement” Box — $50 

All of the best grooming essentials you need for winter, and then some, all via Duke Cannon.

In the spirit of both self-improvement and hey, fun, Duke Cannon has put together its “Moderate Self-Improvement Box,” which actually happens to be a jam-packed box of men’s grooming essentials you can make use of any time of year — especially as we continue to kick off 2020.

Bridge and Burn Fraser Jacket — $288

As rugged and dependable as it gets from Bridge and Burn.

Layering up for winter with one of the best men’s parkas should be high on your to-do list — and this rugged waxed parka from Bridge and Burn might just take the cake as you search for one of the best men’s jackets. Bingo.

AER Travel Pack — $230

As dependable and rugged as it gets on the travel bags front.

When you want rugged, functional style and carrying capacity, one of the best travel bags is going to be a requirement, surely. In that case, you’re going to want to consider the easy-to-carry, durable AER Travel Pack — consider it the grab-and-go bag to pair with your rugged waxed parka from Bridge and Burn, ehh?

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket — $248

The Ojai Jacket is one of the best waxed jackets on the market, easily.

Make no mistake, the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket is one of my favorite new jackets — and it’s going to serve as one of the best winter jackets for you, too. Made from a custom Halley Stevensons waxed fabric from Scotland, it’s one of the toughest winter jackets you  can layer up with.

Melin Destination Lambswool Beanie — $64.98

A classic lambswool beanie to keep you warm and dry this winter.

Maybe one of the best winter hats has eluded you to this point? That’s not the case anymore with this classic lambswool beanie from Melin and Huckberry.

Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet — $119

The tough, sleek travel wallet you need in your bag next time you hit the road.

Last but not least, let’s talk about one of the best leather wallets for a minute, alright? Specifically, one of the best passport wallets — Bellroy has made this one sleek, stylish & effortlessly cool.

 

Alright, folks — I know we covered a ton, and I mean A TON, of ground there. From one of the best passport wallets  back to a new set of EDC essentials, did you have any favorite gear picks? Lest we forget, we also discussed the effortlessly cool Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket and other crucial accessories, including one of the most rugged men’s henleys. It goes without saying it’s always tough to pick a favorite from a long list, but  heck, even the HELM Boots Zind Boots are a contender for me. There’s no right or wrong answer — only gear to add to your shopping cart. Thanks for reading & happy shopping!

The List: The Best New Gear to Buy Right Now

It’s time for our second edition of The List. If you missed out on the first entry in this ongoing series earlier this summer, the gist is simple. The List is a semi-regular compilation of anything and everything under the sun — mostly #menswear-related — that catches the eye of your Style Guide team of one. Ranked in no particular order, it’s simply a roundup of the best gear to buy right now. From stylish leather watches to classic summer sneakers and essential travel gear, we’re going to cover a bit of everything. To follow along with my style minute-by-minute in the meantime, check out my Instagram account. Enjoy today’s List, and we’ll see you on the other side.

Timex

Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock in Petrol Blue — $109

Newgate clocks

An essential, refined and stylish finishing touch.

Ever feel like your home or office is missing something? The crisp, essential and handsome Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock is here to change that.

Florsheim Forward Lo Lace-up — $99.90

Florsheim

Rich brown leather meets a sleek black outsole for a stylish set of sneakers.

In need of stylish summer sneakers? As I found out on a weekend trip to Philly, the Florsheim Forward Lo Lace-ups blend comfort and head-turning style thanks to rich brown leather.
Greats

Line of Trade Waxed Canvas Watch Roll — $75 ($50 When Joining Bespoke Post)

A rugged, functional and great-looking way to store your growing watch collection.

Need a reliable, durable way to store your watch collection? Grab the Line of Trade Waxed Canvas Roll and fill it with watch after watch.

Iron and Resin Logan Shorts — $74.98

Iron and Resin

The comfort of a drawstring waistband and the style of an old-school pair of shorts.

As seen in this site’s guide to the best men’s shorts for summer, the Logan Short blends the comfort of a drawstring waistband with the functionality of utility shorts. Try ’em out with a slim-fit white polo this summer.

Art of Manliness Take Action Poster — $10

A smart-looking, unique way to add some life to your living room or den.

If you want to upgrade you wall art in a hurry, there’s no better way to do it than with a masculine, rugged and conversation-starting poster.

Criquet Shirts Club Shirt in Navy and Coral Stripe — $84

Criquet Shirts

Just different enough from your standard polo — and made with quality materials, too.

A stylish polo shirt is something every guy needs in his closet this summer — with a retro-leaning design and clean fit, the Criquet Shirts Club Shirt is the one to buy.

Pocket Square Clothing Clare Necktie — $56

Bespoke Post

The right width, the right look and the right color for a summer wedding.

Summer wedding style is likely on your mind — the simple and summer-ready Clare Necktie from the good folks at Bespoke Post should ease the burden of picking out a tie for your next one.

Nisolo Durango Dopp Kit — $98

Nisolo

The leather dopp kit you didn’t know you needed.

A well-made, refined dopp kit — surely, one of the best men’s dopp kits — should be in your bag on your next road trip.

That’ll wrap up today’s set of picks for The List — which of these was your favorite? I like the Newgate Pimlico Wall Clock the most, personally. At any rate — thanks for reading, thanks for your feedback and we’ll catch you on Friday for another weekly men’s style recap.

-Beau

Sutro Shoes Inc.

The List: All the Gear You Need to Shop During June

Best everyday carry for guys

From stylish LSTN Sound Co. headphones via Bespoke Post to a sharp Daniel Wellington watch and a handsome valet tray from Billykirk, this is the sort of gear you’ll find on The List.

As a menswear writer, I come across a fair bit of, well, stuff. From my personal shopping to planning out the #OOTD series and Style Pick of the Week entries here at The Style Guide, it’s an ongoing endeavor to sort through different sites to find products that 1) I’d wear and 2) I think you might enjoy. That’s what it’s all about, right? With that being said, there are only so many hours in the day — and there’s only so much of my writing you likely want to read (I kid, I kid).  That brings me to the real point of today’s post — we’re kicking off a brand-new series here on the blog.

Sutro Shoes Inc.

It’s called The List, and it’s simply that: A collection of intriguing finds, surprising items, stylish summer footwear, cool accessories, … anything that should be of interest to a reader like yourself, and (mostly) anything that hasn’t made it into regularly scheduled blog content. Think of it as a look at the best new gear for guys, in a way. There are no rankings or categories here — just the best o’ the best. Curated by your humble team of one, it’ll cover a pretty solid spectrum of #menswear, and I hope to keep it rolling monthly — or heck, more frequently than that. One final note — as to our other recent series, Style Guide Recommends, you can look for another entry in the coming weeks. Until then, sit tight, follow me on Instagram, and shop The List!

Mark Albert Classic Chelsea Boot in Dark Brown — $225

Mark Albert Chelsea Boots

Beautiful boots — stunning quality and classic looks.

Rich brown leather, Pennsylvania-made construction and a ton of durability in these stylish Chelsea boots. Buy them now, wear them now — don’t wait ’til fall.

Greats

J. Crew Wallace and Barnes Short-Sleeve Utility Shirt — $79.50

Roll the sleeves up, add some tough selvedge denim and leather boots … presto.

The old-school look of a tough-as-nails shirt your grandfather might have worn — that means it’s perfect for this menswear moment.
Nautica

Novesta Star Master Sneakers in Eter — $59.98

Novesta sneakers

The look of a classic and the comfort of an old favorite.

A cotton canvas upper meets a natural rubber outsole and Slovakian construction — the coolest pair of sneakers you’ll buy this summer.

Everlane Cotton Crew in Dutch Blue — $16

A summer-ready color and quality make this tee one to wear with chinos & white sneakers.

In addition to the Everlane Slim Pants, you should pick up this versatile, well-made and modern-fitting tee.

Tanner Goods Record Rack — $70

Are you an audiophile? Store your records just like this.

One of the pleasures of having a record collection involves how you display them — this USA-made stainless steel apparatus is simple, crisply designed and well-made.

Timex

Areaware Bottle Axe — $17.50

Areaware

Made for cracking open plenty of bottles of beer this summer and beyond.

You’re standing around manning the grill this summer, and your buddy hands you a beer — you should open it with the Areaware Bottle Axe, right?

Bespoke Post Chill Box — $45 (When Joining Bespoke Post)

Bespoke Post

Made for long days on the beach and long hikes — critical refreshment you can carry with you.

For just over $45, you get a durable cooler and two go-anywhere pils glasses — the Chill Box is a summer must-have.

Form-Function-Form Horween Leather Chronograph — $118.98

Form-Function-Form

Smart-looking, stylish and rugged — the ideal summer watch.

It’s tough to find a combo as rugged, functional and stylish as the Horween leather straps of Form-Function-Form and the rugged durability of Timex.

Well, Style Guide readers … that’s The List.  Want to weigh in, or suggest gear to add? Hit me up on Twitter. We’ll see you tomorrow for our Friday Read.

-Beau